I had never done camouflage fondant before, so I researched methods of creating it and decided upon rolling out a base color(military green)then adding small amounts of flesh color, brown and black fondant pieces and rolling them out on top of the base green fondant.
I used two 8 inch cake pans and a Pyrex bowl for the round top. I iced each cake with crumb coat and froze them. I rolled out the bottom tiers fondant first, and laid it over the cake. I then laid a smaller layer of camo fondant on the top tier and put dowels into the 8 inch cake and placed the small cake into the dowels for stability.
I then added a ribbon of yellow fondant around the cakes and covered edges of it with a beaded pattern in army green. I had picked up plastic grenades at the party supply store, and dog tags and actual real spent bullet casings at the local army surplus store. I cleaned the bullet casing out really well as they were going into the cake.
I laid out my decorations in a random pattern around the cake. The bullets got pressed into the fondant as if they had been shot into the cake. My stepson is really into the army and camouflage right now and when he saw his Army Camo Cake he was so excited! He especially loved the bullets in the cake!
My one-year old granddaughter is already enjoying the outdoors with jaunts (very slow) on her Dad's ATV. With pink camo pretty visible in her wardrobe, making a pink camo quad birthday cake seemed appropriate.
I used the 3D Cruiser shaped pan and then did a lot of sculpting to make it into a quad. The quad was carrot cake (and I had a side "hill" of carrot cake cupcakes to make sure there was enough) but I used a chocolate pound cake for the base to support the weight. I have arthritis in my hands so used a pretty thin consistency cream cheese icing for easier application. Not as sharp as I would like the drops to be but easy on the grip.
Here are some other things I used: - chocolate angel food tires - Peppermint lifesaver headlights and hubcaps - pretzel handlebars and exhaust pipes - peanut butter cup steering column - hot tamale candy brake lights - gum paste helmet and fenders - brown sugar trail
I find using cartoons for designing cakes is a lot easier than using photos of real ones. I have photos of different angles and including the profiles and rear.
I made this birthday cake for a guy in my class who likes to hunt. I used a half sheet for the bottom layer. The leaves were fondant with just mixed fall colors pulled thru them.I used cookie cutters to cut the shapes.
The shell was sculpted from a loaf shaped cake. and the metal end was sculpted from a round cake. I used a buckshot or gameload shotgun shell and copied all the writing from it onto the cake.
The icing was buttercream on top as well as thru the different layers to use as a glue to keep the pieces together.
The cake was a huge hit. people from other classes were coming to see the cake. However, the class didn't get to eat the cake at the party because the young man wanted to show it off at work and home.